The silver suave understated elegance of the Aston Martin DB5 as shown 
in it’s James Bond film debut,
a marked contrast to the functional styling of the Morris Minor Traveller 
with wooden struts and in teale blue,
the beautiful design of Jaguar’s E Type is based on a model that successfully 
won the Le Man’s endurance race,
painted in scarlet red with silver spoke wheels, the large engine meant that 
the other cars were gradually outpaced.

The British Aerial Nomad all-terrain buggy, fun, speed and power encased 
in a bright orange roll cage,
the versatility and resilience of the internationally renowned Land Rover 
 Defender, the design unchanged despite it’s age,
the excitement of watching the World Rally Championships where fast 
reactions and excellent map reading’s a must,
the skill of driving on dirt tracks around Kielder Forest, a slide around a sharp 
 corner leaving a cloud of dust.

Lined up on the starting grid waiting for the five red lights to extinguish, the 
excitement and glamour of Formula One,
 the buildings of the Abu Dhabi’s marina course are transformed by purple and 
blue lights when the desert sun goes down,
in the early days of motor racing, open topped cars challenged each other on 
the steep curves of Brookland’s race track,
a rocket shaped silver Napier Hamilton in the lead, closely followed by an 
Aston Martin and a Bugatti at the back.

The Ford Mustang, an American classic with a galloping horse grill logo and 
the bonnet’s bold white stripes,
a popular film star’s car in the ’60’s for it’s glamour, style and the big engined 
noise from it’s silver exhaust pipe,
whenever I hear the powerful bass note of a sports car or see a pristine 
restored car of yesteryear,
this reminds me of your love of old and new cars, racing and everyday, and
brings you ever closer, brings you ever near. 

Beloved Father Justin Farthing 1929 – 2017

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